My team has a build season attendance requirement…meaning you must attend a set number of build season meetings if you expect to make certain “game day” teams like Pit Team or Drive Team OR of if you except to get excused absences from school for competitions. We also just track attendance at our weekly off-season meetings for safety reasons…so we know who’s in or out of the lab/shop at any given time in the event of an emergency or building evacuation.
Our currently method of tracking attendance is a sign in book with paper sign in sheets, but it’s a PAIN to manage. After each meeting, someone has to take the book and log the attendance in our team database. So I was wondering–how do other teams track meeting attendance? Do you guys use off the shelf time-clock/attendance software or do you use something in Excel or Access? Any tips or suggestions on how to better track our team’s attendance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!